WINTER EMBRACE

Cyclic this journey through which existence spreads her wings
To embrace the all and the nothingness that allows it to encase
Accept the pull of meaninglessness while here in the final rings
And let courage be thy grounding stand for winter’s true embrace.

No more whining and sleeping while there is work to be done
Lean into the cold blustery wind and let your rigid hold go
Even though our soul has fallen far away from its kindred star
It is here in the great unknown that transforms our fleeting ego.

Freezing to the touch all things must break down and be no more
Tired and confused, alone and forgotten, our lives come to naught
Death may overtake us while anxiety seems to linger on an inner war
Yet that too shall pass along with every memory & fading thought.

To be born again is no mere figure of speech for a poetic touch
For the symbols used in language represent matters very much
Just as an embryo suffers great birth pangs to enter another life
We too must give way to a great winter of bitter cold & strife.

Cyclic this journey through which existence spreads her wings
To embrace the all and the nothingness that allows it to encase
Accept the pull of meaninglessness while here in the final rings
And let courage be thy grounding stand for winter’s true embrace.

Now we can say with all confidence and every manner of truth
Old age and sickness, dying and poverty, wonderland and youth
Have all come and gone again and again like the echo of a bell
Yet who among us has the power to break the binding spell.

Between order and chaos there is a narrow path that leads on high
Each step taken in faith is another way to open the mind’s eye
Here resides the resistance, the unquenchable thirst to demystify
As though you alone were omniscient and able to fully clarify.

At the bottom of Dante’s Inferno, there frozen in a thousand lies
A bitter and fragile devil, pretends to be the ruler of the skies
Once proud and powerful in appearance, now frozen & weak
Utters a word in silence, for he is way too cool to speak.

Cyclic this journey through which existence spreads her wings
To embrace the all and the nothingness that allows it to encase
Accept the pull of meaninglessness while here in the final rings
And let courage be thy grounding stand for winter’s true embrace.

Winter is a time for faith and trust in all that has been done
It is a time to believe in the day, even if you cannot see the sun
A time for vulnerability and weakness, a letting go of everything
For all that is loss to winter, shall be renewed in the spring.

By Jason Youngman
Music by Altus – Winter Embrace

Click here to watch the video on YouTube.

Cheers,

JY

“The act of accepting meaninglessness is in itself a meaningful act. It is an act of faith” – Paul Tillich

About Philosopher Muse

An explorer of volition and soul, a song under a night sky and a dream that forever yearns to be.
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7 Responses to WINTER EMBRACE

  1. EricR says:

    I had completed my morning meditation and logged in to find this beautiful video, poetry, and music. As I was in a deeply receptive state of quiet mind, I found this piece captivating, alluring, and evocative of winter. What a fine start to my day. Thank you. 🙂

  2. Well that was music to my ears; thank you Eric. May I ask what kind of meditation filled your morning?

    • EricR says:

      Thanks for asking. I simply sit and allow the mind to become as quiet as possible. There are several names for this depending on the tradition and it has taken me years to refine my practice to this simplicity. Slow learner! 🙂

  3. Happy New Year from snowy sub-zero NH!

  4. With wisdom hidden everywhere
    and beauty just as crystal clear

    Thank you!

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